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Toto to play one-off London gig (2011)


Story by Jack Foley

CELEBRATED rock band Toto will perform a rare concert at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday, June 26, 2011.

The date will mark Toto’s only UK concert this year and forms part of a larger European tour.

Toto will perform all their classic hits from a career that spans 34 years, including Hold The Line, Rosanna and Africa.

The current line-up features Joseph Williams (lead vocals), David Paich (keyboards), Steve Lukather (guitar, vocals), Steve Porcaro (keyboards), Simon Phillips (drums) and Nathan East (bass guitar).

The band will also perform songs from their 12 studio albums, including their eponymous debut Toto and 2006’s Falling In Between.

The European tour dates are (all June and July 2011)

21 – Bruxelles, Forest National, Belgium
23 – Amsterdam Heineken Hall, Netherlands
24 – Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall, Netherlands
26 London – Hammersmith Apollo
27 – Paris, Le Zenith
28 – Lyon Halle Tony Garnier, France
30 – Copenhagen, KB Hallen, Denmark

1 – Stockholm, Skansen Solliden, Sweden
3 – Riihimaki/Helsinki, Riihimakirock, Finland
5 – Borgholm, Slottsruinen Borgholm, Sweden
6 – Gothenburg, Tradgardsforeningen, Sweden
8 – Tysnesfest-Bergen, Gjerstad Hovud Arena, Norway
9 – Kristiansand, Ravnedalen, Norway
10 – Vejle, Open Air, Denmark
12 – Hamburg, Stadtpark Freilichtbühne, Germany
14 – Straubing, Jazz an der Donau, Germany
15 – Ulm, Klosterhof Wiblingen, Germany
16 – Zurich, Live at Sunset, Switzerland
17 – Verona, Castello Scaligero Di Villafranca, Italy